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Building a New PC for my Friend $700

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August 23, 2011 12:35:27 AM

Approximate Purchase Date:Probably Within a Week or So.

Budget Range:$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Movies, Internet

Parts Not Required:Keyboard, Mouse, GPU(GTX 470),Case(HAF 922),Operating System,Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg.com

Country of Origin:United States, Honolulu

Parts Preferences:by brand or typeProbably a Core i7(or i5??) 2500k

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments:Budget can go up if it's needed He would like to keep it as low as possible though. I don't think he needs a high end power supply
or motherboard but I would love you opinions on what parts you would recommend. Also he needs a after market cooler for his CPU.

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August 23, 2011 4:55:11 AM

Here are some suggestions -
CPU - If mainly gaming and overclocking, then the i5 would be good enough as @ stock its very powerful for gaming and when overclocked, even more,... Also for a single card setup, you wont need anything more,...

CPU + Cooler
i5 + Scythe Mugen 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo + RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68xp-ud3-dz68db,29...
So IMO the MSI would be a better option if you consider rebates,...

Corsair 650TX
$20 off w/ promo code EMCKBJB36, ends 8/24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD -
Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - Maybe a SSD for boot ??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 23, 2011 6:40:38 AM

He doesn't want a SSD I told him to wait a bit till they get cheaper. Ya I'll overclock his i5 for him even at stock it's really fast. I wanna try get him to 4.0ghz-4.4ghz. Ya I explained to him about Crossfire and he didn't seem interested seems like he wants to keep this build for a while.

Thank You very much for this build came out cheaper than I thought.
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August 23, 2011 6:40:48 AM

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